The week of October 7th 2019, 12 Nashville song writers who've written songs for music artists such as Tim McGraw, The Judds, and Gary Allen spent three days with 12 inmates to write their life story put with a melody.
The Beat of Life Program - Redemption Songs, is a nonprofit prison music program based out of Nashville Tennessee. The Redemption Songs program partners with Detention Centers and Prisons to utilize songwriting as a means of therapy, rehabilitation, hope, overcoming, and redemption.
For two hours, each inmate works with two songwriters, sharing their life stories, putting them into song.
This is the first time The Beat of Life has taken their program outside of Nashville and the first trip to any jail facility in South Carolina.